One of the most popular ways to see Australia is by road. The road trips in this country are nothing short of spectacular, with the best combination of the beach and the bush gracing many destinations and locations throughout. If the desert is what you’re after, we have that too! The Red Centre is a favourite amongst many who travel to Australia each year. But, as fun and exciting as these road trips are, you have to be prepared. The Australian landscape can be unforgiving, with scorching temperatures, long distances, and remote locations at points in all types of driving experiences. If you’re looking to take to the Australian roads anytime soon, we recommend you read ahead, for our best Australian driving trip tips.
This is one of the most exciting parts of planning a trip to Australia. Your route can be as varied and long as you like, taking in the scenes, the detours, the rest stops, and so much more. We recommend planning this ahead of time though, so you can look at where you want to go, how you get there, and what stops you need to take along the way. While you can plan this minimally, like simply recording the various destinations you want to get to, we also recommend looking at things like rest stops, fuel stops, potential night stops, etc. This is because Australian roads are long and varied, and if you’re in a remote location, it can be hundreds of kilometres in between towns. So, you need to be prepared and plan ahead.
While we know watching the sunset and sunrise is a fun idea while road tripping in Australia, we have to advise caution with both of these activities. Australian roads are notoriously more dangerous at sunset, sunrise, and during the nighttime. This is due to the Aussie wildlife, with kangaroos being attracted to the lights and destroying cars by jumping in the way.